6 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I Siege coinage - Vienna


Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand I (1519-1564)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1529
Value 6 Kreuzer (0.1)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Silver
Weight 3 g
Shape Square - Klippe
Demonetized Yes
References Markl# 293-305
Die münzen, medaillen und prägungen mit namen und titel Ferdinand I.
by Moriz Markl
(A. Haase)


Legend in 4 lines and leaves in corners.



4 shields around a St Andrew's cross, Austria, Castilla, Hungary, Bohemia.


Markl describes numerous variants for obverse legend  (e.g. TURK BLE / GERT WI / EN).
Weight varies 2.5 - 3.2 g.
The first siege of Vienna by the Ottomans took place in September-October 1529 under Soleiman I and failed largely due to the weather conditions and the skill of the defenders detecting underground mining tunnels.

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6 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I (Siege coinage - Vienna)